On February 27, 2002, Sabarmati Express arrived at Godhra station in Gujarat. A coach of the train--Coach S6--was set ablaze and 59 passengers travelling in that coach were charred to death. The victims included 27 women and 10 children. Injuries were suffered by another 48 passengers in the train.
As the camera lenses were set on some of the high-profile accused,lawyers and police officers,very few people could recognise a face which was known to almost every officer involved in the proceedings in the Godhra train burning case.